Effectiveness of computer-based training on carpenters’ use of hearing protection

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158789
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of computer-based training on carpenters’ use of hearing protection
Abstract:
Effectiveness of computer-based training on carpenters’ use of hearing protection
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Kerr, Madeleine, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 6-101 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Contact Telephone:612.625.2669
This study measured the effectiveness of computer-based training (CBT) on carpenters’ use of hearing protection devices (HPD). Two versions of CBT based on the Health Promotion Model were designed to test effectiveness of individually tailored and non-tailored health messages on carpenters’ use of HPD. The effect of an informational booster one month after CBT was also measured. A sample of 161 carpenters participated in two CBT sessions approximately one year apart. The CBT randomized participants to tailored/non-tailored and booster/no booster conditions. There was no significant difference in the effects of the tailored and non-tailored CBT (p=.61). On average, tailored participants improved use of HPD by 9.2 % (S.D.=32.6) while non-tailored participants improved use of HPD by 8.5% (S.D.=32.2). Participants reported improved use of HPD post-intervention (p=.002); the median reported use of HPD at baseline was 30%, improving to 50% post-intervention. There was a trend for participants who received the informational booster to have a greater improvement in use of HPD (p=.095). Both tailored and non-tailored CBT are effective in improving carpenters’ hearing health behavior. An informational booster may also contribute to effectiveness. Future analyses will examine the mechanisms of the intervention effect to inform revisions in the CBT.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of computer-based training on carpenters’ use of hearing protectionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158789-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of computer-based training on carpenters&rsquo; use of hearing protection</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kerr, Madeleine, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 6-101 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612.625.2669</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kerrx010@umn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study measured the effectiveness of computer-based training (CBT) on carpenters&rsquo; use of hearing protection devices (HPD). Two versions of CBT based on the Health Promotion Model were designed to test effectiveness of individually tailored and non-tailored health messages on carpenters&rsquo; use of HPD. The effect of an informational booster one month after CBT was also measured. A sample of 161 carpenters participated in two CBT sessions approximately one year apart. The CBT randomized participants to tailored/non-tailored and booster/no booster conditions. There was no significant difference in the effects of the tailored and non-tailored CBT (p=.61). On average, tailored participants improved use of HPD by 9.2 % (S.D.=32.6) while non-tailored participants improved use of HPD by 8.5% (S.D.=32.2). Participants reported improved use of HPD post-intervention (p=.002); the median reported use of HPD at baseline was 30%, improving to 50% post-intervention. There was a trend for participants who received the informational booster to have a greater improvement in use of HPD (p=.095). Both tailored and non-tailored CBT are effective in improving carpenters&rsquo; hearing health behavior. An informational booster may also contribute to effectiveness. Future analyses will examine the mechanisms of the intervention effect to inform revisions in the CBT.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:23:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:23:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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